Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with  frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite destinations and  what they never leave home without.

Jennifer Heigl
Jennifer Heigl

Name: Jennifer Heigl

Occupation: Writer, Photographer, Entrepreneur

Hometown: Milan, Michigan

Residence: Portland, Oregon

Website: dailyblender.com; jenniferheigl.com

Twitter: @dailyblender @jenniferheigl

Facebook: facebook.com/dailyblender; facebook.com/authorjenniferheigl

Short Bio: Jennifer Heigl is a writer, photographer, and entrepreneur originally from the Midwest. She is the former co-owner of Zen Kitchen Catering, an award-winning organic catering company in Portland, Oregon, and the author of Career Diary of a Caterer (GGC Publishing, Inc, 2007), a 30-day-in-the-life account of running a catering business. In addition to Daily Blender, Jennifer has been a contributor to Delta Sky, Northwest Palate, and The Writer magazines, as well as online at BBC.com, Accidental Hedonist, Societe Perrier, BootsNAll, Focus Organic, Super Chef, Must Have Menus, and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reader blogs.

How often do you fly: Once or twice a month

How many countries have you been to: 16

How many continents have you been to: 4

Favorite American city: New York City

Favorite international city: Adelaide, South Australia

Least favorite country: Haven’t found one yet…

Favorite airline: Hawaiian Airlines

Aisle or window:  Window

Favorite U.S. airport: Atlanta

Favorite international airport: London Heathrow

Favorite hotel: The Carlyle, New York. So much fabulous history.

Do you unpack into the dresser/closet? Or live out of your suitcase? Depends on how long I’m staying. 3 days or less: suitcase; 4 days or more: closet

Favorite cruise line: Windstar

Favorite island: St. Croix, USVI

Favorite fancy restaurant: Le Bernardin, New York

Favorite hole in the wall: Por Que No, Portland

Favorite fruit: Cantaloupe

Favorite food: Oregon Dungeness crab

Least favorite food: Tomatoes

Drink of choice (In the air and on the ground): Manhattan

Favorite travel movie(s): Up In The Air

Favorite travel show(s): No Reservations (RIP)

Favorite travel book(s): Into Thin Air

Right now I am reading: Owen King’s Double Feature

Top 3 favorite travel newsletters/magazines/blogs: Conde Nast Traveler, Afar

Favorite travel website(s) – besides JohnnyJet.com, of course!: Travelzoo, BootsNAll, TripAdvisor

Five things you bring on a plane: Ibuprofen, headphones, sleep mask, ear plugs, plenty of snacks and water.

What do you always seem to forget: Nothing. I’m a crazy checklist packer.

What do you want your loved one to buy you from an airport duty free store?  Perfume

Favorite travel iPhone app(s): Google Maps

Most embarrassing travel moment:  Not paying attention to the address on a party invite in NYC and having to cough up $5 for a cab ride that took me around the block and dropped off twenty feet from where I had hailed it.

Worst travel moment: Complaining about walking around Paris during a family trip when I was in my teens. I sadly haven’t been able to make it back to Paris yet to remedy my youthful ignorance.

What’s your dream destination: Antarctica

Best travel tip:  Reduce overpacking by printing out your itinerary and scribbling down each outfit for each day.


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